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Rent Space at the Wisconsin Union Theater

View of Shannon Hall from Stage

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event at the Wisconsin Union Theater! These pages contain important information and resources to help answer all of your logistical questions about having your event in our space.

Please review all the relevant sections and direct questions to or 608-262-2202.

Host an event at the Wisconsin Union Theater

  • The first step to renting a Wisconsin Union Theater space is reviewing our booking policies and submitting our online "Theater Usage Request Form."

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  • The renovated venues of the Wisconsin Union Theater are located in the west wing of Memorial Union. There are two main performance spaces: the historic Shannon Hall, which seats 1165, and the intimate Play Circle, which seats 182. Both of them support a wide variety of performing arts events, concerts, lectures, recognition ceremonies and more.

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  • Theater usage varies widely, and thus so does the price of using the theater. For information about room usage fees, labor, equipment charges, and discounts, visit our Services & Pricing page.


  • Visit the Technical Details page for information about stagehand staffing, technical packages, and a comprehensive list of available equipment.

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  • Campus Arts Ticketing provides service for venues across campus including at Wisconsin Union Theater, Hamel Music Center, Vilas Hall, Lathrop Hall, Music Hall, and others. Renters of Shannon Hall and the Play Circle who wish to use tickets are required to use Campus Arts Ticketing. Please reach out to Campus Arts Ticketing at to inquire.

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